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Refugees as a Part of World Migration Patterns

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A refugee is a person who has been pushed away from their homeland and seeks refuge in another place. The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) provides a more narrow definition of a refugee as someone who flees their home country due to a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.”


As Neal Lineback notes in this Geography in the News post, not all refugees are covered by this definition.  Environmental refugees have been forced to leave their homes beause of soil degradation, deserticfication, flooding, drought, climate change and other environmental factors. 


Tags: environment, environment depend, migration, unit 2 population.


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jada_chace's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:47 AM

 Refugees are found in a large percent of Earth’s surface. Some people chose to migrate, while others are forced. Some leave their home in order to get away from their country, for example due to a war. Many flee to nearby countries and are afraid to return to their hometown because they are frightened of what might happen if they go back. Another reason many refugees leave their country is due to environmental problems and the people cannot afford to live in that country.

Elle Reagan's curator insight, October 17, 2014 1:31 PM

I felt like this article was very relevant to our Unit 2, Population. We have talked about refugees and migration in a great deal and I thought this map was a good visual. I also liked the information it provided about what refugees really are and that they are really a part of the world migration pattern.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:31 PM

Refugees are often thought of as those with the "refugee problems" they face, the problems they create and the constant struggle they possess of never being able to go home for the political/religious dispute in their homeland.  

However this articles goes into depth of the definition of a refugee and furthermore focuses on the topic of "environmental refugees' who are forced to get up and leave their land due to soul degradation, flooding, etc. - UNIT 2

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The world in 2100

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The world's population pyramid is changing shapeTHE world’s population will reach 7 billion by the end of October, according to the latest projections from the United Nations.

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Shanghai free-trade zone launched

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A free-trade zone in Shanghai, China's economic hub, launches as the world's second-biggest economy prepares to test long-awaited economic reforms.
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Huge rise in malaria cases in Chad

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An emergency operation is underway in the Salamat region of Chad after an "alarming" rise in cases of malaria.
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101 East - China: Unnatural Selection

China is facing an array of social dilemmas including a widening gender imbalance, decreasing fertility rate and an ageing population. At the root is its con...
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Humans: the real threat to life on Earth

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If population levels continue to rise, our grandchildren will see the Earth plunged into crisis, argues Stephen Emmott
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India 'most populous nation' by 2028

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The United Nations says India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2028, and that the global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
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The man who has treated 30,000 rape victims

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Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist working in DR Congo has a unique perspective on the horror of rape as a weapon of war.
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Is Bhutan the happiest place in the world?

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Within a stone's throw of Bhutan's legendary Tiger's Nest, with lungs burning and heart pounding, misery descends.
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Village in despair as river runs black with residue of digital revolution | The Times

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Chinese villagers in the shadow of vast factories are paying a terrible price for cheap electronic gadgets, claim researchers
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China's one-child policy analysed

Children growing up under China's one-child policy are less trusting, risk averse and pessimistic, a study in the journal Science concludes.
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Aquino signs contraception bill

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Philippines President Benigno Aquino signs into law a family planning bill that took 14 years to pass amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
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Soils: a hidden resource

Soils are a limited natural resource, but their role in food security is crucial. In light of climate change, soil degradation and erosion, farmers struggle ...

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Is population growth out of control?

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Sir David Attenborough says that population growth is out of control - but one expert says it could peak in 40 years. Which should we believe?
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Asylum seekers living in limbo in Indonesia

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The BBC's Karishma Vaswani meets asylum seekers detained in Indonesia after failing to reach Australia by boat and facing an uncertain future.
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This is fantastic as an example of local migration in Asia

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Where are the missing 90-year-olds?

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Thousands of elderly people are missing. The last UK census found far fewer people in their 90s than expected, and the same thing happened in the US with people over 100.
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SA concern over girls' high HIV rate

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At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because "sugar daddies" exploit them, the health minister says.
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Girls 'hit hard by world recession'

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A shrinking world economy is painful for many, but girls and women are suffering from the effects of recession
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Migration and Geography


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Tony King's comment, January 13, 2013 11:35 AM
Just in case a lot of perfectly sane Americans decide to migrate to a civilized country like Canada
Trisha Klancar's curator insight, January 13, 2013 2:04 PM

I like this as it also sets up the beginning of the lesson if you were were unsure what to do with this.

Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:07 PM

Migration is what is need in order for the human race to relate to one another and survive. This shows us how we can learn form Migration from a geographical stand point. If you look at the Geography of how and where people move you will it will help you to develop a sense of what is next to come or what is needed to survive.

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Short Sharp Science: Megacity China: the ultimate in urban migration

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Special report: Female genital mutilation - unreported, ignored and unpunished

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The failure to punish anyone for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) in almost a decade since Labour introduced a new law designed to stamp out the practice is forcing prosecutors to seek alternative methods to tackle the problem.
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How India treats its women

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The death of the woman who was the victim of a gang rape in Delhi ignites debate about why India treats women so badly, says the BBC's Soutik Biswas.
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How to boost GDP stats by 60%

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In 2010, Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP estimates and Nigeria may soon follow suit. How do such miraculous rises come about?
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